What is Helmet Scalp Itch?
Helmet scalp itch and irritation is a condition experienced by many people in America and other hot climates who wear tightly fitted headgear for safety when motorcycling, cycling, skiing snowboarding or other similar sports. An itch may not be dangerous, but could be if you are travelling at speed.
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What Causes Helmet Related Scalp Itch?
Many riders suffer from irritation from their headgear. Ahead Solutions have studied the science of what goes on inside the lining of your helmet - both whilst it is being worn and after use.
Helmet related scalp itchiness is almost always caused by one of three things. In order of prevalence : -
i) Build up of sweat and therefore bacteria in the helmet lining (most common cause of irritation)
ii) Static build up whilst travelling (difficult to prove)
iii) Reaction to helmet lining (least common cause of irritation)
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How to Stop Head Irritation From Helmets
There are a number of things you can do to put a stop to the problem of head itch. We recommend a holist approach. Whilst any one of the following actions in isolation will help reduce itchiness taking all the actions will help stop the really itchy scalp caused by your helmet (hat etc.): -
i) Sanitize your helmet with Neutramist - a commercial strength yet gentle helmet sanitizer
ii) Use Menthogen Anti-Itch Scalp Spray before and during your ride to stop and prevent moderate to severe itch
ii) Use Menthogen Shampoo on a daily basis to maximise your hair and scalp's health.